OVR Regional Representatives

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AIA OVR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE AIA STRATEGIC COUNCIL, REGIONAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, AND YOUNG ARCHITECTS REGIONAL DIRECTOR


The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Assembly is soliciting nominations for three positions to represent the AIA Ohio Valley Region.

 

1. Representative to the AIA Strategic Council, to replace Drew White, FAIA. Any AIA Ohio Valley Region component may nominate a candidate. Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well. The individual elected will begin a three-year term in December 2017, and serve until December 2020. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate with supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.

AIA Strategic Council members are responsible for establishing the vision and long term goals of the Institute. The AIA Strategic Council serves an advisory role to the AIA National Board, but is not involved in governance. Questions on the function, duties and responsibilities of the position can be emailed to Drew White ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if clarifications are needed.

Biographical information on each nominated or declared candidate shall be submitted to:

Attention Kate Brunswick, AIA Ohio Valley Region, 17 S. High St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH 43215-3458. If you choose, you may submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly Delegates for an election scheduled for April 21, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Candidates should plan to be available to attend this Ohio Valley Region Assembly meeting in order to be interviewed by the Assembly. Each candidate will have five minutes to present their qualifications, prior to a question and answer period by the OVR Assembly.

Please note, Drew White, FAIA, holds the position of the Second Representative to the Regional Council (see excerpt from the OVR bylaws, below).

Section 5. Election of Regional Director
The Regional Council shall call for the nomination of and shall elect the Regional Director(s) by vote of a simple majority of the Delegates present. The first Director from the Ohio Valley Region, shall be elected to serve a three-year term, and shall be perpetually succeeded by a director elected from the eligible membership of a Component in Ohio. The second Director shall serve an initial two-year term and shall be perpetually succeeded by a director elected from the eligible membership of Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky.


2. Regional Associate Director (RAD), to replace Craig Chamberlain, Assoc. AIA. Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate. Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well. The individual elected will begin a two-year term on Jan. 1, 2018, and serve through Dec. 31, 2019. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.

3. Young Architect Regional Director (YARD), to replace Chris Gerrity, AIA. Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate. Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well. The individual elected will begin a two-year term immediately upon election and will serve through Dec. 31, 2018. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.

Biographical information on each nominated or declared candidate for RAD and YARD shall be submitted to:
Attention Kate Brunswick, AIA Ohio Valley Region, 17 S. High St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH 43215-3458. If you choose, you may submit via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly for an election scheduled for April 21, 2017. Candidates should plan to be available to attend this OVR Assembly meeting, which will be held in Indianapolis, IN, in order to be interviewed by the Assembly. Each candidate will have five minutes to present their qualifications, prior to question and answer by the Regional Assembly.



Playhouzz Design Competition

PlayHouzz Design Competition!

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Houzz and the American Institute of Architects have teamed up to launch PlayHouzz 2016, a charitable playhouse design contest and showcase! If Columbus is able to get 20 member entries, we will be eligible to receive $5000 to build the top design from our member entries to benefit children right here in Columbus! 

The deadline to submit your playhouse on Houzz is April 8th and entering designs is free!

More Information on the competition.

Rules of the competition.

The deadline for entries has been extended! Submit online by April 15th!

 

Please email any questions to Jordan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2015 Golf Outing: Viva Las Golf

Save the date for the 2015 AIA Columbus Golf Outing:
"Viva Las Golf - What Happens on the Course, Stays on the Course" 

Monday, September 14th, 2015

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Want to sponsor or play in our Golf Outing?  - Contact Jordan Iseler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! 

 

 

TAP AEC Roundtable Event

AEC Roundtable Event

As part of the on-going effort to ignite the enthusiasm and creativity in our community, the AIA Columbus Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community is hosting an 'AEC Roundtable Event' on Thursday, September 17th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Download the flyer here!

This event brings together subject matter experts from accross the AEC industry to directly answer your questions on a host of key topics.

Table Subjects:  

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David is a licensed architect with 24 years of experience in architecture. He has been a Revit user and BIM advocate since 2003 and is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional. David is currently Stantec’s Corporate BIM Leader overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of BIM through training and education, development of best practices, project management support, multi-discipline BIM collaboration, and performance based design integration. He is a leader in helping Stantec transition from a document based design process to an intelligent model based design process.

In addition to his experience as a BIM implementer, David has a strong background in architectural project management and project BIM management. His strengths include client interface, BIM planning, project cost control, overall project coordination, and schedule management. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a range of responsibilities from complete project design, documentation and management of smaller projects, to project management and coordination of large, complex projects.

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Jordan Mussett, Associate AIA is an Application Expert at IMAGINiT. Using his knowledge from time spent as a BIM Manager and designer in the architectural industry, Jordan provides IMAGINiT clients with information and assistance to get the most from their design automation programs. He provides training, mentoring, technical support, informational presentations and consultations.

Dan Tartaglia

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Dan has over 20 years of experience in project collaboration, design process and product development. While he currently leads NBBJ’s Application Development team, focusing on creating new tools to increase efficiency and productivity his deep and broad expertise in collaboration methodologies, application creation and deployment make him an ideal choice for this event.

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Todd Butler has been working with the AEC industry for 30 years. His fascination with Building Information Modeling began as he developed business for SHP Leading Design in the higher education market. He used SHP’s expertise in BIM to sidestep his competitors.  He was very involved in the development of BIM Standards for Indiana University, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati and CENTCOM.  Prior to joining Advanced Solutions in May 2013, he worked for Autodesk as the Ohio Territory Sales Executive.

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Alex R. Belkofer, CM-BIM, Virtual Construction Manager

Alex brings a diverse background of experience and knowledge within the A/E/C industry to Messer Construction’s Operations Technology Services group. Alex utilizes his expertise from both the architectural and building construction sides of the industry to thoroughly understand the entire scope of construction projects while coordinating effective project management. With 10 years of client management and customer service experience, Alex creates a seemless and efficient communication process with Owners, Consultants, and Design Team members alike. Alex strives for innovative and practical construction management strategies to ensure that all managerial aspects are coordinated with the client’s best interests in mind.

Alex has held various roles including Project Manager, Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, and Owner's Representative throughout his 6 years of full-time construction operations experience. Presently, Alex is part of a six person Virtual Construction Team responsible for the immplementation, coordination and management of Messer’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) best practices company-wide. From corporate office to construction site, the VCTeam promotes, trains and guides Messer Project Teams through the BIM process over the course of a building’s construction lifecycle. Alex also works closely with Project Executives, Project Managers, Owners, and A/E partners to establish early expectations and project deliverables at each phase of a project.

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James L. Salmon, Esq. is President of Collaborative Construction, a co-founder of FirstPlan, LLC, co-creator of the Golden Rule Alliance, a BIM & IPD Consultant for Benjamin Yocum & Heather, LLC and an Adjunct Instructor of the masters level BIM Strategy course offered by Middlesex University out of London. James advocates use of integrated project delivery (IPD) and building information modeling (BIM), and relishes the challenge of replacing the built industry’s broken culture with a smart built culture. James works with clients to modify existing legal frameworks to ensure support for the vision, skills, incentives, resources and actions required to achieve the changes required to adopt, adapt to and deploy a smart built culture throughout the built industry.

In addition to providing BIM & IPD consulting services – and helping to create a smart built culture in which to deploy those tools and processes – teaching about the cultural and legal implications of BIM and IPD locally, nationally and internationally and consulting for AECO professionals throughout the US, James edits various BIM and IPD related journals, articles and blogs, publishes the Collaborative Construction Blog and manages the 4,000 + member LinkedIn group, Collaborative BIM Advocates, which now serves as a portal to the Golden Rule Alliance.

The Wild Card table presents an opportunity for questions on any subject matter. 


Format:
Multiple tables will be arranged with each lead by an industry recognized subject matter expert. While we've selected subjects to cover a wide range of potential topics, please don't be concerned if the questions you have don't relate to one of the subjects listed as we'll also have a 'wild card' table hosted by a team of experts where you'll be encouraged to share any questions.

Refreshments provided.

Agenda:

 4:00 - 4:15 PM  Arrival and Introduction
 4:15 - 5:40 PM  AEC Roundtables
 5:40 - 5:55 PM  Feedback / What's Next
 5:55 - 6:00 PM   Close
6:15 - 7:00 PM


Tour of the new NBBJ office - 250 S. High St. 
(For those interested.)

 

Following the event will be a guided tour of the new NBBJ office at 250 S. High St. for interested attendees.

 When:
Thursday, September 17, 2015   
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Where:
The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town St, Suite 110


Sponsored by:
 

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 Please direct any questions to Jordan at jiseler@aiacolumbus.org

OVR Convention

2015 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention

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October 11 - 13, 2015
Hilton Downtown
Columbus, Ohio

AIA Columbus is pleased to be the host chapter for the 2015 AIA Ohio Valley Region (OVR) Convention, including architects from AIA Kentucky, AIA Indiana, and AIA Ohio. This years convention will be held at the Columbus, Ohio Downtown Hilton Hotel. The conference, planned for October 11-13, will bring together more than 350 architects and allied professionals from around the region for three days of programs and activities. This year's theme is the End of Normal and revolves around the constant evolution of practice.

 Acquire up to 15 learning units; tours of Italian Village and new Columbus projects; exhibit hall offering nearly 50 exhibitors; interdisciplinary attendance; hundreds of architects and designers from a three state region; social events; design awards luncheon; seminar presentations by national design leaders; women in architecture exhibit; architecture faculty poster session

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Marshall Brown
is a licensed architect and urban designer in Chicago, IL. www.marshallbrownprojects.com 

Keynote Feature: Marshall Brown

Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA, a National Design Award winner, is widely recognized as a pioneer in the application of robotic technology to building fabrication. www.monicaponcedeleon.com 

Keynote Feature: Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA

Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, from Nova Scotia, Canada, has contributed to architectural education in the region for 30 years. www.mlsarchitects.ca

Keynote Feature: Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! REGISTER HERE

EXHIBITOR/SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Are you interested in being an exhibitor? The AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention provides great exposure and promotion opportunities! This year there will be a two hours of non-compete time set aside for exhibitors and a reception in the exhibit hall where attendees and exhibitors can interact socially. Find out more information here.

Sponsorship Brochure
If you are interested in sponsoring the OVR Convention, please email Gwen Berlekamp, CAE, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

SCHEDULE

Check out the tentative schedule here.